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Afrogallonism: Serge Attukwei Clottey turns Yellow Plastic Gallons into Artistic Concepts

Updated: Jul 3, 2022

Serge Attukwei Clottey, the creator of the concept agrogallonism makes use of yellow plastic gallon containers to explore migration and interactions between Ghana and the West. The containers are originally intended to store cooking oil that the West sells to Ghana, but end up being used for art.

When the containers are discarded, they typically end up as plastic waste, which is problematic because there aren't many recycling facilities in the area.

Dr. Serge Attukwei Clottey

Serge Attukwei Clottey is the creator of Ghana's GoLokal. He aims to use art to change society through Afrogallonism. He has shown his work in many nations and describes it as "an artistic concept to analyze the relationship between the prevalence of the yellow oil barrels in respect to consumerism and necessity in the life of the modern African."